I found this cool Word Garden prompt at Tao-Talk, which Lisa also linked to dVerse Poets Pub, since it has a post-Valentine’s Day theme of lost love (I will do the same). I couldn’t resist participating when the topic was Gordon Lightfoot ~ I love him. He was my first crush… I’m still mesmerized by his soulful eyes on the cover of If You Could Read My Mind. Here is my offering from the Word Garden List.
I recall the taste of bitter apples,
Tart on untried tongues,
Sweetened by your tender laughter–
We started much too young.
Long we lingered, lost in love songs,
Dewy-eyed with lust;
Twilight turned your smile colder,
Ground daydreams to dust.
Rainy winds across the muskeg–
Hound dog senses blood.
Slowly secrets claw their way home,
Uncovered in the mud.
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